Two researchers from Columbia University's Institute for Genomic Medicine (IGM) explore healthcare inequalities stemming from the over-representation of individuals of European descent in large-scale data collections. Using genetic disorder diagnoses as an example, the investigators examined the influence of geographic ancestry in interpretations aided by information in the Exome Aggregation Consortium dataset.

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